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Curling: South Korea edge out Japan to reach final

8 min 47 sec ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea secured their first Olympic curling medal with a nail-biting 8-7 extra-ends win over arch-rivals Japan in the women's semi-finals on Friday to set up a showdown with Sweden, who will play for gold for the fourth straight Winter Games.

FIFA sure of World Cup security despite fresh Russian fan violence

59 min 9 sec ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - FIFA said on Friday it had every confidence in its security measures at the World Cup in Russia after hooliganism in the host nation came under fresh scrutiny following violent incidents involving Spartak Moscow supporters on Thursday in which a policeman died of a heart attack.

Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

1 hour 14 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.

Biathlon: Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay gold

1 hour 46 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men's Olympic 4x7.5km relay on Friday, the final biathlon event of the Games.

Olympics: Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

2 hours 14 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.

Speed skating: Dutchman Nuis secures golden double

2 hours 24 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis held his nerve to claim gold in the men's Olympic 1,000 meters by the slimmest of margins ahead of Norwegian Havard Lorentzen at the Gangneung Oval on Friday.

Ice hockey: Steely Russians top Czechs to reach final

3 hours 5 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

Gymnastics: Van Hoof left shocked after British Gymnastics axe

3 hours 26 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British Gymnastics' sacked head national coach Eddie van Hoof said he was left shocked and dismayed after being dismissed by the organization on Thursday.

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

3 hours 43 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

Russian bobsledder tests positive for banned substance: federation

4 hours 11 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug, the Russian bobsleigh federation said in a statement on Friday.

Ice hockey: Russians top Czechs to reach final

4 hours 20 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

4 hours 30 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men's team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match.

Figure skating: Hometown skaters win roars of approval, praise from Kim Yuna

4 hours 34 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two South Korean skaters on Friday brought down the rafters at the Olympic skating arena as local crowds roared approval of their performances and the two earned praise from two-time Olympic medal winner Kim Yuna.

Motor racing: McLaren show true colors as new car unveiled

5 hours 36 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colors on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin braced for post-Games blues before resuming speed quest

5 hours 39 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is prepared for the post-Olympics letdown of a return to normal life but the American still has plenty to target over the rest of the year and is even looking further ahead towards her third Games in 2022.

Figure skating: Obstacles bridged, Kostner savors last Olympics

6 hours 25 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Even during the dark days of a suspension, Carolina Kostner never lost the hope and resilience that has allowed the 31-year-old Italian to complete at a fourth Olympics in a sport where many fade in their 20s.

Cross-country skiing: Red-hot competition in Olympic waxing cabins

6 hours 29 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Behind the scenes of the cross-country events at the Pyeongchang Games, competition between the waxing technicians tasked with helping their skiers glide to gold has been even hotter and under tight secrecy.

Russian fans rejoice after painful wait for first gold

6 hours 43 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It had taken until two days before the end of the Winter Olympics, but hundreds of Russian fans roared in celebration when teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova delivered their team's first gold medal on Friday.

Ice hockey: Pay row helped forge gold medal team: U.S. captain Duggan

6 hours 45 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women's ice hockey team boycott last year's world championships was part of a journey that forged bonds between the players and helped them win a first Olympic gold since 1998, captain Meghan Duggan said.

Alpine skiing: Vonn's last Olympics? Shiffrin isn't buying it

6 hours 58 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic giant slalom gold medalist in Pyeongchang, isn't buying the "official line" that her team mate Lindsey Vonn won't take part in the next Games in Beijing.

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